Tag: "across" at medical news
Popular asthma drug inadequate when used alone, new study shows
...ts was carried out at the six university hospitals across
the country that make up the Asthma Clinical Research Network funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the NIH. Patients with mild to moderate asthma - symptoms more than three times a week - were treated for six weeks with the in...
New PTSD study examines treatment methods
...urr. The study will incorporate data from 12 sites across
the United States and will include 48 therapists and 384 patients. The broad sample will come much closer to approximating clinical practice conditions nationwide than the existing single-site trials. PTSD is an affliction most people associate with...
Microbes and the dust they ride in on pose potential health risks
...lly hazardous bacteria and fungi catch a free ride across
the Atlantic, courtesy of North African dust plume...icrobes at lower altitudes as they are transported across
the Atlantic Ocean. Additionally, when dust clouds move over open water in lower latitudes, the mode...
Landmark dialysis study findings could greatly simplify treatment of kidney disease with peritoneal dialysis
... process of osmosis, toxins and excess fluids move across
the membrane into the solution. After a predetermined dwell period, the solution is drained from the cavity through the catheter. The other form of therapy is called hemodialysis, which removes waste products from the blood accessed through a needl...
Costs of family caregiving for elderly with cancer are significant, often forgotten
... In the study, 7,443 people ages 70 and older from across
the United States were surveyed. Of those, 6,422 r...rch. In the HRS survey program, 20,000 adults from across
the U.S. are interviewed every two years about their economic status, health, family information and...
New data support the efficacy and safety of the novel oral anticoagulant Exanta
... hip or total knee replacement surgery, in centres across
Europe. The study, which compared the efficacy and safety of Exanta to the low molecular weight heparin, enoxaparin showed it to be effective and well tolerated for VTE prevention, with efficacy comparable to that of enoxaparin. The earlier phase I...
Increased use of prescription drugs - especially new ones - outpaces price hikes as source of cost increase
...counted for 3.5 to 4 percentage points of the rise across
the board. Much more of the change in core drug costs was due to fluctuation in the quantity of prescriptions, including the number and the mix of existing products of different doses and prices. The overall quantity in the fee-for-service plan dropp...
Poor reading skills have both physical, environmental causes
...reading tests, brain asymmetry had similar effects across
income levels. They also found that parents in low-income families, identified through their participation in a government subsidized school lunch program, spent significantly less time helping their children with homework than wealthier parents. Chi...
Providing a bigger view: New imaging device offers better conditions for cancer treatment planning
...also being used in several other radiation centers across
the U.S. and in Europe....
Extreme precipitation linked to waterborne disease outbreaks
...nthly precipitation readings from weather stations across
the United States from 1948 to 1994 were recorded ...mulated rainfall. After controlling for variations across
regions and seasons, this association remained significant. Outbreaks due to surface water contamina...
Teamwork characterizes surgical teams that are faster learners of new procedures, suggests O.R. study
...e. The authors argue that learning curves can vary across
organizations engaged in the same learning task du...e slope of the learning curve varies significantly across
organizations.In their results, they found that initial procedure times varied across
hospitals in t...
Dartmouth Medical School professors study the uneven landscapeof newborn intensive care services: Variation in the neonatology workforce
...hat the neonatology workforce varied substantially across
neonatal intensive care regions. The number of neonatologists per 10,000 live births ranged from 1.2 to 25.6 with a median of 5.8. Cities such as Washington, DC and Newark, NJ had high numbers, while Lebanon, NH and Omaha, NE were low. Likewise,...
UCSF study finds shortage of California dentists in rural, poor, minority communities
...arities by race and income, both in California and across
the nation, Mertz said. The racial and ethnic composition of the health care workforce is also a public health issue, as minority health care providers are more likely to practice in undeserved communities. The study found that two-thirds of communi...
Scientists image material that could improve MRI technologies
...estigate. Each core measures only three nanometers across
(the width of about 10 atoms strung together). Extremely high resolution made possible by a large magnetic field was required to look inside the vortex core. Halperins team took advantage of the recently commissioned hybrid magnet in the Tallahasse...
Study suggests mechanical forces drive early heart development
...t that might happen. The point were trying to get across
now is that to understand heart development, we have to look at bending and rotation as distinct components." Taber discussed his theory, experiments and future direction of cardiac biomechanics in "Biomechancis of Cardiovascular Development," in the...
Psychologists identify best aggression-prevention programs in schools
...isting school-based aggression prevention programs across
the nation, researchers from The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia found that targeting programs to kindergarten and young elementary school students, focusing on aggression in girls as well as boys, and conducting programs in naturalistic settings ...
Statement by Dr. Colwell on Nobel Prizes in Science and NSF onnection
...e only federal agency to fund fundamental research across
all fields of science and engineering, NSF is the agent of the American public to invest in a more secure and productive future. We are honored with this stewardship, and honored by the accomplishments of this year's NSF-supported Nobel laureates....
European survey exposes poor patient awareness of new breast cancer treatments
Shocking knowledge gap revealed across
Europe 11th European Cancer Conference, Lisbon, ...low among the majority of women with breast cancer across
Europe, according to the results of a new survey of breast cancer patients revealed today.1 Althou...
Dentists applaud new tobacco taxes
the country were elated by the federal governments decision to increase tobacco taxes, announced today by Health Minister Allan Rock and Finance Minister Paul Martin. The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) has made tobacco cessation a central them of...
UNC to share in $34 million study of what happens to cancer patients
...suring the quality of care cancer patients receive across
the United States and how patients do following treatment. "This project, which is being funded by the National Cancer Institute after a stiff nationwide competition, will involve UNC and five other U.S. medical centers as study sites," said Dr. Rob...
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